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RUNAS ERROR: Unable to acquire user password

GrahamPole asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Workstation: XP Pro SP2 (adminpak installed)
Server (DC) Server2003 Standard Edition SP1

I'm trying to use the commandline runas utility by opening a command box under logged on user and typing the following command:

"runas /user:gemsoft.local/administrator cmd"       this command then prompts me for a password:
"Enter the Password for Gemsoft.Local: "            When I try to type in the password, nothing happens... No caracters apear as I type and when I press the Enter Key I get the message:
"RUNAS ERROR: Unable to acquire user password"

I've also tried entering the command into the "RUN" dialog box.

Can anyone see where I'm going wrong?


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